For Democrats, Michigan Recount Hits An Uncomfortable Snag

No one involved with Michigan’s recount is saying there’s been voter fraud…yet.


The Washington Post has an interesting story about how Jill Stein’s ballot recount in Michigan has hit an…er…uncomfortable snag…for Democrats.

It seems that nearly 60% of the ballots cast in Detroit may not be recounted due to “problems with the ballots.”

One-third of precincts in Wayne County could be disqualified from an unprecedented statewide recount of presidential election results because of problems with ballots.

Michigan’s largest county voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but officials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month.

Most of those are in heavily Democratic Detroit, where the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not match those of voting machine printout reports in 59 percent of precincts, 392 of 662.

According to state law, precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted. If that happens, original election results stand.

Of course, given that Detroit voters voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, that could pose some further embarrassment for the already-doomed candidate and her party.

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